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What We Know About The New Big East/Fox Contract

On Wednesday, the TV deal between “The Catholic 7,” those basketball schools that broke away from The Big East and took the conference name with them, and Fox Sports will be announced. Along with the announcement, three additional schools, Xavier, Creighton and Butler, will be unveiled as those joining the Catholic 7. So before the […]

ESPN and Whatever The Old Big East Will Be Named Announce New Agreement

This was the conference that NBC wanted and lost. ESPN and what’s left of the old Big East have announced a new agreement spanning from 2013-14 to the 2019-20 season. The 2013-14 season will be a transition year as Louisville will play its final season in Whatever The Big East Will Be Named, then the […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 03/09 & 03/10/2013, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing Assignments Courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, March 9 Pregame and Studio Shows College GameDay live from Washington, DC — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. Big Ten Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, 11:30 a.m. Big Ten Game Break — Big Ten […]

What You’ll See on Fox Sports 1

So Fox Sports 1 has been officially announced? What’s next? The launch on Saturday, August 17 which will include a NASCAR Truck Series race and a UFC card. During the event that introduced US version of Fox Sports 1 to the world (let’s not forget the original Fox Sports 1 in Australia), we learned that […]

Some Quick Tuesday Linkage

On my way to New York for the Fox Sports 1 unveiling and I’m going to try to do some links with the limited wifi that Amtrak has provided. It’s not the best, but it’ll do for what I need today. Let’s begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who along with Matt Yoder from Awful […]

What Can We Expect From Fox Sports 1 and 2?

The worst kept secret in sports media finally gets pushed from behind the curtain and will be officially unveiled to advertisers and the media on Tuesday. Fox Sports officials will be at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York to tell the world what the average fan will see on the new Fox Sports 1 […]

ESPN’s 2013 Championship Week To Include 136 Men’s Basketball Games

We’re fast approaching the college basketball conference tournaments and some really fun games. Teams that are on the bubble hope to improve their NCAA Tournament selection chances, while those teams firmly assured of a birth hope to improve on their seeding or hope not to get knocked off a certain line. With the networks of […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 03/02 & 03/03/2013, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing Assignments Courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, March 2 Pregame & Studio Shows College Gameday live from Los Angeles, CA — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. Inside College Basketball — CBS Sports Network, 11 a.m. Big Ten Tip-Off Show 2013 — Big Ten Network, […]

Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage while I have some time. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand notes NBC’s hiring of Tiger Woods pal Notah Begay to its golf team. He replaces Dottie Pepper who went to the PGA of America. Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand profiles ESPN PR pioneer Rosa Gatti who is retiring from the network after […]

Breaking Out Some Sunday Linkage

I haven’t done Sunday links in a very long while. It seems as if part of my weekends have been planned for me behind my back for almost three years straight. Finally glad to be able to do links on a weekend. Charlie White at Mashable talks about NASCAR taking down fan videos of the horrific […]

NBC Concedes The Big East To ESPN

When do you bury news? On the weekend! When do the networks put out terse statements on lost sports properties? Either late at night or on the weekends, like 3:19 p.m. ET on Saturday. NBC has conceded losing the Big East Conference to ESPN which matched the Peacock’s offer this week. There was a slight […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 02/23 & 02/24/2013, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 22 Pregame & Studio Shows College GameDay live from Lexington, KY — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. 75 Years of NCAA March Madness: Top 10 Upsets — CBS, 1 p.m. 75 Years of NCAA March Madness: […]

Report: ESPN Matches NBC’s Offer For Big East; Details Need To Be Worked Out

From John Ourand in today’s Sports Business Daily, ESPN has matched NBC’s offer to air Big East football and basketball. Earlier this week, it was reported that the Big East came to an agreement with NBC Sports Network, a deal with more $20 million annually over six years. Today was the deadline for ESPN to […]

A Fast Wednesday Sports Media Notebook

In lieu of linkage which has been sorely lacking, my sincere apologies, I give a sports media notebook which includes some links for you. Life has gotten in the way and you’ve responded by not visiting the site. It tells me you want fresh content so I’ll do my best to provide that to you […]

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